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The technical program comprises the following areas.

Catalyst Design, Synthesis and Manufacturing

• Micro- and mesoporous materials
• Hierarchically engineered materials
• Oxide/sulfide/nitride/carbide catalysts and supports
• Atomically dispersed catalysts
• Bi- and multimetallic catalysts
• Tailoring site environment through ligands or support
• Novel synthesis methods
• High-throughput screening
• Manufacturing process optimization and scale-up
• Characterization methods and QC during manufacturing
• Modeling of manufacturing unit operations
• Novel manufacturing technologies

Carbon Dioxide Conversion

• Carbon dioxide hydrogenation
• Electrocatalytic reduction of CO2
• Alternative activation: Photocatalysis, microwave, plasma, photo-electrocatalysis
• Mineralization
• Bifunctional catalysts
• Multi-scale and multi-physics theory of CO2 conversion

Catalysis for Environmental Applications and Sustainable Nitrogen Chemistry

• Abatement of NOx and three-way catalysis
• Zeolite-based emissions control (selective catalytic reduction, passive NOx adsorbers, HC traps)
• Selective ammonia decomposition (liquid or gas phase)
• Water purification
• Oxidation of pollutants
• Dehalogenation
• Nitrite and nitrate catalysis
• Dinitrogen (N2) activation
• Ammonia beyond Haber-Bosch

Catalysis for Chemical Synthesis and Functionalization

• Selective oxidation
• Dehydrogenation (oxidative, CO2-facilitated, H2O-facilitated)
• Metathesis, coupling reactions, and carbonylation
• Ammoxidation and amination
• Controlling reaction selectivity in functionalization
• Polymer functionalization
• Catalysis for monomers, oligomers, and polymers
• Catalytic functionalization with heteroatoms
• Chemical synthesis for a circular economy

Conversion of Hydrocarbon Feedstocks (Fossil & Polymers)

• Light alkane/olefin conversion
• Alkane dehydrogenation (non/oxidative)
• Olefin oligomerization/polymerization
• Production of aromatics
• Reforming & isomerization chemistry
• Alkylation chemistry
• Heavy oil conversion/hydrotreating/hydrocracking
• FCC repurposing/oil-to-chemicals
• Modular gas conversion processes
• Integrated separation/reaction processes
• Plastics up-cycling (pyrolysis/gasification/hydroconversion)

Conversion of Methane, Methanol and Syngas

• Oxidative coupling of methane (OCM)
• Non-oxidative coupling of methane (NOCM)
• Homogeneous biomimetic C1 conversion
• Conventional methane reforming
• Updates in Fischer-Tropsch catalysis
• Water gas shift for hydrogen production
• Catalytic synthesis of methane
• Mitigating catalyst deactivation in C1 conversion
• Methanol synthesis
• Methanol conversion

Conversion of Oxygenated Feedstocks (Biomass & Polymers)

• Lignin catalysis
• Upcycling oxygenated polymers
• Hydrodeoxygenation/hydrogenolysis
• Carbon-carbon coupling of biomass-derived oxygenates
• Electrocatalytic conversion of biomass and biomass derivatives
• Direct conversion of whole biomass, polysaccharides, and carbohydrates

Electrocatalysis and Photocatalysis

• Photo/electrocatalytic reaction mechanisms
• Rational design of photo/electrocatalysts
• New modeling and theoretical approaches for photo/electrocatalysis
• New experimental and surface science approaches for photo/electrocatalysis
• Photo/electrocatalytic reactor and process engineering
• Photo/electrocatalytic activation of water and oxygen
• Photo/electrocatalysis for organic transformations

Fundamentals of Catalysis and Reaction Engineering

• Fundamentals in reaction pathways, kinetics, and mechanisms
• Fundamentals of homogeneous catalysis
• Fundamentals of microporous catalysis
• Fundamentals of atomically dispersed catalysis
• Fundamentals of hydrogenation and dehydrogenation catalysis
• Theoretical insights of catalytic reaction systems
• Novel reaction engineering approaches in catalytic processes
• Catalytic reaction engineering for a sustainable future
• Catalysis in multiphasic reaction systems
• Novel concepts for process intensification or modular manufacturing

Homogeneous, Molecular and Supramolecular Catalysis

• Homogeneous catalysis
• Supported, immobilized, or site-isolated catalysis
• Supramolecular, enzyme and biocatalysis
• Photoredox and light-driven molecular catalysis
• Homogeneous catalysis for biofuels/bioproducts
• Catalysis for pharma

New and Advanced Methods in Catalyst Characterization

In-situ and operando methods
• Advancements in combined theory, computation, and spectroscopy
• Developments in time and spatial resolution
• Transient methods
• Multi-modal characterization
• Catalyst dynamics and mechanism

New Methods in Modeling, Simulation and Machine Learning

• Elucidating active sites and reaction mechanisms
• Catalyst screening and design
• Reaction network analysis
• Data-enhanced multiscale modeling
• Modeling solid-liquid interfaces
• Catalysis modeling with external stimuli
• Interpretable machine learning
• Machine learning potentials
• Catalysis informatics
• Uncertainty quantification